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  • n. Plural form of dustup.


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  • And that was certainly the case in some instances -- homophobia is still a chronic condition for a lot of folks -- but when it came to books in schools, I don't remember any dustups about any reading material in elementary school, junior high, or highschool.

    A Parting Thought on Banned Books Week

  • "Rebels in Paradise" tells us about the drawing in Berman's show that drew the obscenity charge and about some of his other "dustups with the authorities," but the author says almost nothing of interest about Berman's art.

    Michael Roth: Review of Rebels in Paradise

  • FIX-IT TIME -- Advice is rolling in for embattled city politicos: Bob McCartney writes in his Post column that the SUV and hiring dustups are only mini-scandals, because relatively little money was involved.

    DeMorning DeBonis: March 3, 2011

  • That of course was the basic conceit of Everybody Loves Raymond, which starred Ray Romano as a Long Island sportswriter whose dustups with his wife (Patricia Heaton), jealous brother (Brad Garrett) and obtrusive parents (Doris Roberts and the late Peter Boyle) were grounded in real, everyday problems.

    Phil Rosenthal: Exporting Raymond Isn't Just for Fans of Everybody Loves Raymond

  • But, make no mistake: Mr. Bauer and Mr. Verrilli also saw the Executive Order as a useful context for massaging federal health care reform regulations, to help diminish dustups over abortion, dustups never good for a President or a President's men's futures.

    Rebecca Sive: Health Care Reform: Second Trimester

  • With Turkey and Brazil both currently among the 10 rotating members of the Council, and other members such as China, Russia and Lebanon throwing their clinkers into the works, the dustups at Turtle Bay are already under way.

    A Quisling Turkey

  • Caras Galadhon 2:57 pm: In terms of social media dustups, how does one deal with situations that grow beyond you?

    Transcript: Internet Professionalism « Coyote Con

  • I had gotten into plenty of dustups before with cops, including one humdinger during my youth that nearly landed me in the slammer.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Finally, at work I got into dustups with other agents.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Most times, the dustups take place behind closed doors, not in the winner's circle.

    Jockeys Borel, Castellano Brawl At Breeders' Cup


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